George KUH

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education
Center for Postsecondary Research
Indiana University
George KUH

Professor George Kuh is a Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education Emeritus at Indiana University (IU). He currently serves as a senior scholar at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). He founded IU's Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement and related instruments for law students, beginning college students, and faculty. He also was the founding director of NILOA as well as the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, the first-ever in-depth look at the factors that help or hinder the careers of graduates of arts-intensive training high schools and postsecondary institutions. At IU, he served as the Chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from 1982 to 1984, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education from 1985 to 1988, and the Associate Dean of the Faculties for the IU Bloomington campus from 1997 to 2000.

Professor Kuh's contributions have been recognised with awards from various groups including the American Educational Research Association, Association for Institutional Research, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and National Center on Public Policy in Higher Education. In addition, he received the Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Iowa, Distinguished Alumni Award and Educational Leadership Award for Teaching from St. Cloud State University, several Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards from IU, and IU's prestigious Tracy Sonneborn Award for a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and in 2014 the President's Medal for Academic Excellence, the highest honour the IU president can bestow. NASPA named its award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research after him in 2011.

Professor Kuh received his BA from Luther College, MS from St. Cloud State University and PhD from the University of Iowa as well as ten honorary degrees.